A walking tour between Barbara Knezevic’s solo exhibition, Exquisite tempo sector at TBG+S and her award winning, An Post, public art commission They are of us all, at the GPO Witness History Centre.
Wednesday 18 January 2017 | 1pm
Meeting point: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Free event, booking essential. Please click here to book your free ticket.
GPO Witness History and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are delighted to present a unique walking tour between Barbara Knezevic’s solo exhibition, Exquisite tempo sector at Temple Bar Gallery and her An Post, public art commission They are of us all, at the GPO Witness History Centre, O’ Connell Street, Dublin.
This unique artist-led tour will give an opportunity for participants to view and experience two different works by Barbara Knezevic. Beginning at TBG+S Gallery, the artist, will give an introduction to her solo exhibition, Exquisite tempo sector. She will then lead participants to They are of us all, created for an internal courtyard within the GPO and as part of GPO Witness History. This permanent artwork is one of a series of artworks that An Post commissioned to commemorate the events of 1916. The artist will speak about the work and the commissioning process.
The tour will take approximately one hour and is free for all attending. Places are limited so sign up early.
Exquisite tempo sector, at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, is a new work by Barbara Knezevic. Her exhibition comprising of an omnivorous selection of things acting together that might call to mind a film set, a photographic shoot, retail and museum displays and other stagings of stuff in the world. These items are arranged with attention to, though not always respecting museological conventions that make visible the hierarchies of value in material culture.
The exhibition is about the exposure of artworks and matter; to light, viewing, time, human activity and to each other. It is a reflection on the life span of things, and what remains when they seem to be gone.
They are of us all was selected through a limited competition to remember the children killed during the week of the Easter Rising in 1916. The work takes the form of 40 limestones placed on a mirrored steel surface, each stone a tribute to each child. The artist explains, ‘the small scale of the stones is intimate and their reflections evoke the individual tragedy of the loss of a child as well as the universal nature of grief. As the artwork memorialises an aspect of the Easter Rising previously overlooked, the intention is to represent the gravity of these bereavements alongside the more public history and legacy of the 1916 Easter Rising.’
Barbara studied at the Sydney College of the Arts and National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Recent exhibitions include City Agents, EKKM, Estonia (2016), The Last Thing on Earth, The MAC, Belfast (2016) and Seachange, Tulca Festival of Visual Art (2015).